Tuesday | 27. 9. 2022 | 20:00

Theater Hall, Puppet Theatre at the Crossroads, 14 Skuteckého St

Running time: 70 mins I adults 10 € I students 7 €

The author Uršuľa Kovalyk wittily retells the myth of eternal waiting. When writing the play, Uršúla Kovalyk was inspired by the Greek myth about Penelope. In Greek mythology, Penelope is the archetype of exemplary wife, waiting for her husband Odysseus to return from the war for twenty long years. During his absence, a hundred suitors were interested in her, yet she turned down each. She claimed she would marry one of them when she completes weaving her late father-in-law’s burial shroud. According to the myth, Penelope weaved during the day and unweaved at night. Why should we deal with myths in our day? The past resonates with us and ancient stories are in our lives in a form and intention different from how we know them. How does Penelope resonate in us today? What do we still have in common with her? Aren’t we, in a sense, all Penelopes? What are we waiting for?

Author: Uršuľa Kovalyk

Set and Costume Designer: Miriam Struhárová, as guest

Mask Designer: Michaela Zajačková, guest artist

Sound Designer: selection

Movement Director: Anna Gromanová, as guest

Video Designer: Andrej Brummer

Assistant director: Jaroslav Voľanský 

Directress: Iva Š.


Marianna Ďuranová

Ivana Kováčová

Marianna Mackurová

Terézia Šusteková, as guest

Matúš Hollý


peneLope is the first performance of a new dramaturgical series at the Puppet Theatre at the Crossroads – project Flexxila (Old Myths Made Contemporary). Flexxila, an artistic and intellectual association, will focus on reinterpreting myths in the context of the contemporary world. The project is a collaboration with Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. 

Stage with the financial support of BBSK. 

Post-performance discussion with production team. penelopa